Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services node not found and RDP sound quality terrible.
Posted on 2012-08-26
Acquired a SuperMicro with WIndows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP2 pre-installed from ebay for home network. I'm putting thin clients on my kids desks and giving them a Terminal Server for their school work so I can recover my PC.
WS 2K8 was bare so I made it a PDC, a TS, a File Server, a Print Server, and Media Streaming Server, and installed an Asus Xonar DG sound card.
Sound is great from the server but of such poor quality in RDP sessions that it's unusable. On the client I added to the default.rdp file audioqualitymode:i:2. It's still terrible. Looking around the Internet I found instructions to set the Audio Quality = High in the Group Policy Node Remote Desktop Services. Here's the problem. Everywhere I look it says the WS 2003 Terminal Services is replaced by Remote Desktop Services in WS 2008. However, in my Group Policy nowhere is there a RDS node. There IS a Terminal Services node but the only setting for Audio is to enable redirection or not. There is no quality setting. Anybody know why this install of 2008 doesn't look like what the documentation says it should and how to fix it?